How Much Does Marijuana Cost On The Street?

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021

Marijuana is now legal medically and recreationally in many states. The cost of marijuana can vary significantly on the street across locations where it is not legal.

What Is The Average Cost Of Marijuana On The Street?

The cost of marijuana on the street can vary, mostly related to its location of sale. Generally, you can find marijuana for about $10-$20 a gram.

Since a gram has enough marijuana for about two small joints, you could say that a single dose of marijuana will almost always stay under $5-$10.

Even in places where marijuana is illegal, it is still one of the easiest street drugs to gain access to. This is likely why it tends to stay so affordable and common.

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What Factors Can Affect The Price Of Marijuana?

The price of marijuana is impacted heavily by location.

Marijuana grows better in certain environments, a factor that will affect both quality and availability.

Whether marijuana is legal locally will also affect the price of both legal and illegal marijuana in that region.

Factors that affect the price of marijuana include:

  • where it was grown
  • where it is being sold
  • quality of the product
  • current availability
  • local laws

How Much Does A Gram Of Marijuana Cost?

A gram of marijuana is generally the smallest size increment you will find for sale. A gram of marijuana will typically cost about $10-$20.

How Much Does An Eighth Of Marijuana Cost?

An “eighth” of marijuana refers to an eighth of an ounce, or 3.5 grams. This amount will produce about 5 joints of marijuana. An eighth of marijuana will typically cost about $30-$40.

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How Much Does An Ounce Of Marijuana Cost?

An ounce of marijuana will typically cost about $250-$300.

How Much Does A Pound Of Marijuana Cost?

A pound of marijuana will typically cost about $2,000-$3,000.

Cost Of Marijuana Sold On The Street VS Cost Of Medical Marijuana

Whether marijuana is legal locally will affect the price of the illegal marijuana being sold in the area as well:

  • If marijuana is not legal — the cost of street marijuana will likely be higher, as there is extra risk involved for those producing and selling it.
  • If marijuana is legal — the price of street marijuana will likely go down as it is likely to be “homegrown” and of lesser quality than what one could find in a legal dispensary.

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We can connect you with treatment options that offer a range of services to help you enter addiction recovery.

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Medically Reviewed by
Johnelle Smith, M.D on June 21, 2021
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